Bradenton Area Convention Center One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto - Longboat Key Room 9:00 a.m. - September 29, 2020
REVISED - September 29, 2020 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #11

Approve, Ratify, and Confirm License Agreement 20-224 with Manatee Educational Television Consortium for Use of the Convention Center Conference Center


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Anne Van Wormer, ext 3941
Anna Pohl, ext 3986

Action Requested
Approve, ratify, and confirm License Agreement 20-224 with Manatee Educational Television Consortium (METV) for use of the conference center as a production studio on September 11, 2020 and future dates to be determined. The agreement does not conform with Rate Resolution 19-003 in that it provides no charge for facility rent, equipment, and services.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
  • Ordinance 14-38
  • Rate Resolution R-15-106, as amended by R-19-003, establishing rates and policies for the Bradenton Area Convention Center.

Background Discussion
  • METV's current production studio is closed to the public during COVID-19.
  • This partnership would allow METV to continue to serve our community. 
  • METV's AV equipment is continually set up in the Conference Center for county meetings during the COVID-19 Phase Two operations. 
  • METV had several production commitments to fulfill. It is easier to fulfill those operations in the Bradenton Area Convention Center Conference Center than to continually tear down the equipment. 
  • The Agreement allows for 10 more uses through the end of 2020 under these terms. 

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Copy of approval to Anne Van Wormer, BACC.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
No recurring cost

Attachment:  Agreement METV #20-224 Signed.pdf